John's Anglican Church
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
- 24th Sunday after Trinity / 25th after
Communion, The Book of Common Prayer, P.
we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that
through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from
the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have
committed. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s
sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
of the People: Patsy Clothier
am Readings and
Music – Peace and Peacekeeping
Gathering of the Community
#528 O God
Our Help in Ages Past
Jesus said, ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts
be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.’
- John 14.27
We come to pray and
work for peace in our world.
Let us pray. O God, lead us from death to life, from falsehood
to truth. Lead us from despair to hope, from fear to trust.
Lead us from hate to love, from war to peace. Let peace fill
our hearts, our world, our universe. Amen.
In Flanders Fields,
by John McCrae
Anthem: A Song for
Peace (arr. Dale Wood)
Isaiah 2:2-5, Denyse Nelson
days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be
established as the highest of the
shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall
peoples shall come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the
mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of
that he may teach us his ways and that we may
walk in his paths.’
For out of Zion shall go forth
instruction, and the word of the Lord from
He shall judge between the nations, and
shall arbitrate for many peoples;
they shall beat their
swords into ploughshares, and their spears into
nation shall not lift up sword against
nation, neither shall they learn war
of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of
Hymn: #576 For the Healing
of the Nations
The Fallen, Laurence Binyon
Price of Freedom
Matthew 5:1-12, Adam Boyd
Hymn: Let There be Peace on Earth (see insert – please
Prayers and Offerings
of the People, Elaine Slauenwhite
Lord’s Prayer: Let us pray for the coming of God’s Kingdom in
the words that Jesus gave us:
prayer for Remembrance Sunday: O Lord, our maker and our
strength, from whose love in Christ we can never be parted
by death or defeat: may our remembrance this day deepen our
sorrow for the loss and wastes of war, make us more grateful
to those who courageously gave their lives to defend this land
and commonwealth; and may all who bear the scars and memories
conflicts, past and present, know your healing love, for the
sake of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.
us pray for the coming of God’s kingdom in the words that
Jesus taught us:
Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy
kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in
us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses
we forgive those who trespass against
lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from
thine is the kingdom, the power and the
ever and ever. Amen.
#528 O God,
Our Help in Ages Past
Over the Gifts: Gracious
God, your word to us is food indeed. Receive all we offer you
this day, and let your loving-kindness be our comfort, and
your peace our goal, for the sake of Jesus Christ, your living
the Father has brought hope to a divided world in raising
Christ from the dead. Now may he strengthen you to walk in his
ways and to witness to the love that banishes all fear and
overcomes all hostility, and the peace that passes all
understanding: and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you
Anthem: Still, My Soul, Be Still (Keith Getty, Kristyn
Getty, and Stuart Townend), Lauryn Wadden,
What is Peace?
#573 O Day
Go in the light and peace of Christ.
We go in peace. Thanks
be to God.
Postlude on Thaxted (David Howard Pettit),
you leave you are invited to leave your poppy near the tomb of
the unknown soldier.
you to the young people who led our service today, and to all
who shared readings and prayers. We thank our choir and brass
players: Connor Kehoe (trombone), Mikayla Wadden (French
horn), and Noah Hartlen and Margaret Hopkins (trumpets).
Special thanks to Kathy Phillips for her work on this special
Remembrance Sunday service.
& Judy Amos
Patterson & Elaine Slauenwhite
is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments
following the service at 10 am this week provided by Jim &
sincere thank you to all the gardeners who provided flowers
from their gardens for the church this year. "For the beauty of the
remember in your prayers…
Episcopal Church of Cuba; and The
Primate and the Council of General Synod
all those who are serving in the Canadian Armed
pray for veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and the
Ministry of Armed Forces Chaplains.
who gave their lives to protect others
Ministers and Campus Ministry in our Diocese
who are in need of
God’s healing grace: Arthur & Joan, Albert
Marlene & John Reid, Tom Shaw, Jane, Doreen McKee,
Shelley & Gloria, Connie,
Harry, Cecil, Ann Watson, Phyllis Weatherbee, Richard Fry,
Gene Trites, Eric Alcorn, Patricia, Kathleen, Rob Phillips,
Steve Kamburis, Betty
Stauffer, Don & Betty Little, Sylvia, and Faye
who have departed this life and are at rest, remembering
& Carole Olsen and Wendy Alden: rest eternal grant unto
them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon
FOR November 18th – PWRDF Sunday
am Holy Communion (BCP) 10:00 am Holy
Roses on the Altar are
offered to the Glory of God and in loving memory of the
Spencer Family: Herbert and Minnie, brothers Gerald Richard and
sister-in-law Charlotte from Doreen Spencer.
asks that people in the congregation who have lost family in
the great wars, be given a rose)
flowers in the church are given to the glory of God and in
loving memory of the many veterans who gave their lives in the
service of freedom and peace. Our
Veterans of wars, "Lest We Forget"
puddings on our 200th
Thank you to the many hands that made these delectable festive
delights this week! Christmas Plum Puddings is a
tradition that continues here at St. Johns starting half a
century ago. Many local businesses contributed with
donations of ingredients, etc and we are grateful.
these dates on your calendar
Nov. 13th, 7pm, St. Luke’s, Annapolis Royal:
Regional Service with Archbishop Ron
The service will include the installation of our new Regional
Dean, the Rev’d Mel Malton. All are welcome.
10:30-11:15am: Christian Meditation
at the back of the church
Nov. 17th, 11am: Funeral for Wendy
Nov. 20th, 12-1:30pm, Multipurpose Room: Pastoral
Visitation Lunch and Meeting.
Soup, tea and coffee provided. All who are currently Friendly
Visitors in the Parish or might like to be, we hope to see you
Nov. 24th - St. John's Christmas Coffee
will take place from 10am until noon. The price this year will
be a free will offering. We will have our famous Plum Pudding
for sale as well as home baking & fancy works for
are signup sheets at the back of the church for the coffee
is collecting for the Mission to Seafarers
Donations of mitts, caps, personal hygiene items, cards, note
pads, envelopes, hard candies, and
another small that will fit in a shoe box are welcome. Items
they can be left at the back of the church. Collection will
continue until mid November.
Sandra will be in the church office Weds., 3:30-5pm. She will
be off Monday and most of Tuesday.
first impression people get of St. John's Anglican Church is
the greeting they get as they arrive. Can you
We need a few more people to be greeters every 5 or 6
weeks. Likewise, we need a few more people who are
willing to count the collection every 4 or 5 weeks. If you are
interested and want more information, speak to, email or call
Murray Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 542-1342.
Thank you for your help!